Breakfast Feb. 17 at Canton Senior Center

Breakfast will be served from 6 a.m. to 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the Canton Senior Center.

The menu will include biscuits with sausage gravy, scrambled eggs, orange juice and coffee.

A freewill donation will be taken.

Card shower request for Schmidt’s 80th

A card shower is requested to celebrate James Lloyd Schmidt’s 80th birthday Feb. 7.

Jim was born in 1926 to Louis and Lodie (Wedel) Schmidt in rural Kiowa County. He worked 33 years for Panhandle Eastern Pipeline Co. at Greensburg. He also served eight years on the Haviland School Board and the Kiowa County Library Board. He moved to Hillsboro in 1992 and makes deliveries for Greenhaw Pharmacy of Hillsboro.

Jim and Gladys (Philpott) have been married for 59 years and raised three children, Phyllis Van Horn of McPherson, Darlene Bartel of Hillsboro and the late Roger Schmidt. They have three grandchildren and two great-granddaughters.

Cards may be sent to him at 616 S. Lincoln, Hillsboro KS 67063.

Card shower request for Meyer’s 95th

A card shower is requested to celebrate Florentina M. Meyer’s 95th birthday Feb. 19.

Born near Olpe, Meyer worked as a registered nurse at Salem Hospital in Hillsboro for more than 20 years and lived west of Tampa for 22 years with husband Martin and son Glenn before moving to Hillsboro. She now lives at Salem Home and would enjoy visits.

Cards and greetings may be sent to her at 701 S. Main, Hillsboro, KS 67063.

Peabody society plans Sweetheart Dinner

The Peabody Historical Society will hosts its annual Sweetheart Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 11 at the Morgan House, 212 Walnut.

At $35 per twosome, the meal will include Commodore Heath’s Prize Ham and Parmelia Huffman’s Chocolight Dream.

The Peabody Historical Society refurbished the old Editor Morgan House in 1990 and opened it to the public in 1992 as an example of what a home might have looked like in the 1880s. Residents then donated furniture, linens, china, silver and other furnishings.

Proceeds from the serving of three-, four- or five-course meals are used for projects of the historical society.

Reservations are required. Call Janet Hamous at 620-983-2438 or Marilyn Jones at 620-983-2815.

Burdick church plans Valentine’s auction

The Burdick Methodist Church will be sponsoring a Valentine’s Auction from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 11, as a benefit for Linda Peterson.

The event will include a bazaar table, silent auction and meal. Chili, vegetable soup, drinks and dessert will be served for a donation.

Included in the auction will be Kansas State University footballs signed by Coach Snyder and Coach Prince, a K-State basketball signed by the men’s and women’s teams, three telephones, food items and more. Supplemental funds for the event have been given by the Marion-Morris County Chapter of Thrivent.

Free kids’ screening Feb. 14 in Florence

A free screening for infants through children 5 years old will be held Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Florence Christian Church, 334 W. Fifth.

Appointments will be available from 12:30 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The screening will assess development in the cognitive, social-emotional, motor and speech/language areas. Vision, hearing and nutrition also will be checked.

The process usually takes about an hour for one child to complete.

All children are welcome, but an appointment is necessary. To schedule an appointment, call 1-877-878-4519 ext. 117.

Goessel fire district holds award dinner

The Marion County Fire District No. 2, located in Goessel, had its annual service awards dinner Jan. 8 at Goessel Mennonite Church.

The following were recognized: Keith Banman for five years as a firefighter, Bruce Schmidt for 15 years as a board member, Fred Unruh for 20 years as a firefighter, Randy Hardey for 20 years as a firefighter and Verney Voth for 30 years as a firefighter.

Presenting the awards were board chairman Lowell Heinrichs and fire chief Larry Jay.

The fire district made 44 runs in 2005 with a total estimated damage of $41,500.

The Goessel community appreciates its volunteer firefighters for donating their time and efforts in community service.

Camp Wood plans father/child event

Camp Wood YMCA in Elmdale will hold its annual father/child weekend Feb. 17-19 for fathers and their children ages 7 to 17.

The purpose of the weekend is for father to take time to develop his relationship with his child and participate in fun, exciting activities-including horseback riding, archery, games and much more.

For more information or to register, call Anne Snyder at 620-273-8641.

Goessel instructors attend ag-ed event

“Doing Together What We Cannot Do Alone” was the theme for the 2006 Agricultural Education Symposium, held Jan. 26-28 in Garden City.

Representing Goessel High School were agricultural science instructor Justin Schrag and Kansas State University teacher intern Bryce Larson.

Teachers from across Kansas attended various workshops on topics such as integrating math, science and language arts standards for No Child Left Behind into agricultural education cur riculum, as well as integrating new teaching strategies to increase student achievement.

Schrag presented on the topic of integrating reading strategies into the classroom.

HHS bands, choral students to perform

The Hillsboro High School band and choral departments will be performing twice during the second week of February.

The jazz band and Spirit-N-Celebration will hold a Valentines dessert banquet at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 13, in the high-school commons.

Tickets are free and can be picked up from the high-school office or from any jazz band or S-N-C member. Donations will be taken at the dessert line. Funds will go toward trips for the two groups.

The music departments will then be highlighting their ensembles and solos for contest at a 7:30 p.m. concert Thursday, Feb. 16.

The concert will be performed in a relaxed style, with students performing in several rooms simultaneously. A schedule of times will be placed on the school Web site and will also be available that night.

Beckham chosen for KMEA Hall of Fame

Dwight Beckham of Marion will be inducted into the Kansas Music Educators Association Hall of Fame at the KMEA convention Feb. 24 in Wichita.

The Lawrence High School Symphony Orchestra, directed by Rachel Dirks, also will perform a work composed by Beckham at the convention.

Beckham recently returned from the Missouri Music Educators Association convention, where the Wydown Intermediate School Orchestra performed a work it commissioned Beckham to write for the convention and for the upcoming American String Teachers Association national convention in Kansas City.

Beckham has written a number of publications and commissions for concert band, symphony orchestra and various chamber groups.

HMB plans evening with Personal Touch

Hillsboro Mennonite Brethren Church will sponsor an evening with Personal Touch, a men’s quartet from Topeka, at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 at First Mennonite Church, 102 S. Ash.

The program includes a unique blend of barbershop, traditional gospel and contemporary Christian music.

The event will includ an offering to raise money for the replacement of pianos and organ at the Hillsboro MB Church.

The public is invited to attend.

Community service Feb. 12 in Goessel

A non-denominational community worship service will be held at 10:45 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 12 at the Heritage Center on the museum grounds in Goessel.

David Schmidt, a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary, will be sharing a Biblical message entitled “God’s Love Letter.”

The public is invited to attend.

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